This book will prove an invaluable resource for all those working in the field of primary healthcare and family medicine. Through case histories the reader will be introduced to adolescents who are depressed, to those who have been failed by the system, to those who cannot communicate their needs, and to those for whom issues of confidentiality have become critical.

part 1|1 pages

About the Difficult Consultations with Adolescents project

chapter 1|4 pages

Aims and methods of the project

chapter 3|2 pages

Organising the material

part 2|1 pages

The case presentations

part 3|1 pages

Factors that can affect adolescent consultations

chapter 1|3 pages


chapter 2|2 pages

The effect of NHS structures

chapter 3|3 pages

Lack of adequate training

chapter 4|2 pages

Confusion over where responsibility lies

chapter 5|3 pages

The doctor’s feelings

chapter 6|3 pages

The developmental process in adolescents

chapter 7|4 pages

Adolescents’ views of primary care

part 4|1 pages

Professionals’ perspectives

chapter 1|8 pages

A GP’s experience

chapter 2|7 pages

A nurse’s perspective

part 5|4 pages